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Low-cost VPS

Are you looking for a low-cost VPS? This article provides answers to your search. Before delving further into details on low-cost VPS, there are other things you should know. These include buying the best cheap VPS hosting, choosing your VPS hosting plan, and VPS hosting platform features.

In the millennial age, the application of technology is fast evolving, which led to the development of various VPS options. Today, you will come across different hosting plans. Regardless of the numerous options available, you should mostly consider the best plan that suits your need. That is, you should answer questions like, how many audiences does your website target? What are the volume of the content and media your server projects? What is the first impression you want to establish with your potential customers on the first contact? Doing these self-evaluations will prevent you from falling into error or wasting money while making server adjustments.

What Is a VPS?

If you are familiar with the server world, you would know what a VPS is. However, for the sake of newbies, this article briefly describes a VPS.

A VPS is a virtual private machine hosted in a physical datacenter. This virtual machine can host several other servers. Interestingly, a partition known as a hypervisor divides each server to ensure none affects one another. Many companies rent out these machines at varied prices. The prices varies with the resources available. When you subscribe with us, we have various packages, depending on the quantity and quality of resources attached to it.

A virtual private server has a machine that functions similarly to the old physical machine. What does this mean? You will operate will CPU, RAM, network, memory, and storage space, just as we have it in a physical machine. Also, you can run the operating system of your choice, including Linux and Windows. Under Linux OS, we have various operators such as Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat, and many others. Similar to the mouse operations in a physical machine, a virtual machine uses a control panel to carry out various server activities. These activities include deleting snapshots, installing software and applications, new updates, and making kernels. Meanwhile, the permit users get with the control panel depends on whether a service provider gives root access or not.

A VPS server is cheaper than a Dedicated Server. However, VPS is cheap than dedicated hosting because a physical machine is splited to host several servers, rather than owning the physical machine. Also, VPS allows you to choose your operating system.

The Best Cheap VPS Hosting

When it comes to VPS pricing, it involves several factors you should consider. Hence, how do you get the best cheap VPS hosting? As you read further, you will discover the factors you should know when choosing your VPS hosting plan.

We offer an affordable VPS package for as low as $5 monthly. Although this package excludes some standard, it's adequate for new users and business starters. Moreover, our other packages are cost-friendly.

Choose Your VPS Hosting Plan

When considering the best VPS hosting plan, various factors are responsible, which this article further categorizes as subdivisions. You need to consider the type of VPS you want to install, the resources you need, the operating system, and if you want to self-manage your server or otherwise.

1. Virtualization Technology

When choosing your VPS hosting plan, you should know that there is various virtualization available. Below is a description of the three most popular virtualization; OpenVZ, Xen, and KVM. Knowing the basic concept of these virtualizations helps form a better decision.

  • • KVM

KVM is known as a kernel-based virtual machine. This virtual machine runs the Linux software as a hypervisor. Likewise, you can get a KVM with every Linux VPS you purchase. Although KVM allows both Windows and Linux VPS, its accessibility also depends on the services your provider offers. That is, some providers don't enable KVM operations on Windows VPS. However, we have some service providers that allow users to run an ISO feature, such as Elastix or PFSense.

  • • OpenVZ

OpenVZ has a similar operation to the KVM machine. Since most kernels are Linux-based, and OpenVZ uses the same type of kernel, it is not suitable for Windows VPS users. Therefore, the main difference between KVM and OpenVZ is that KVM can run both Linux and Windows OS, while OpenVz only runs on Linux. However, the ability to use a single container contributes to its fast performance. Users wouldn't have downtime or slow speed performance issue.

OpenVZ is a Type-2 virtualization software, meaning it needs a Linux-based operating system to operate. This situation software only runs on a Linux-based OS, such as RHEL or RedHat. Unlike Xen, OpenVz runs a burstable or sellable memory. What does this mean? For instance, if a server has a dedicated memory of 600MB, it is burstable to 1500MB. Likewise, it provides an added advantage for users operating more than one VPS. It allows you to borrow RAM from another hosted VPS.

To prevent overselling occurrences in OpenVz, ensure you purchase your server from a trusted service provider. Hence serious businesses rarely opt for OpenVZ. It is often used by users' to test applications or new software.

  • • Xen

Xen is virtualization software that is similar to regular VPS operations. Unlike KVM, Xen doesn't need an operating system to run underneath. Many developers refer to it as Type-1 virtualization. Meanwhile, users often utilize the Linux OS in KVM software. By so doing, Xen can run a hypervisor, and an operating system at the same time, since developers directly install it on a physical machine. Likewise, technicals often refer to it as Type-1 virtualization or bare metal. That is, after purchasing your operating system, you can then determine the virtualization software to install. Xen doesn't come with an already installed OS, like KVM than runs on Linux-based VPS.

Furthermore, Xen virtualization can either operate with Hardware-assisted virtualization, known as HVM, or para-virtualization, known as PV.

As the name implies, Hardware-assisted virtualization makes use of modern hardware such as Intel VT-x. With this, your Xen doesn't require a secondary virtual machine such as a kernel. Users fully optimize resources with Xen. Hence, you wouldn't have an issue with not having more resources or otherwise. Meanwhile, Xen uses the patch technique to create a virtual space in para-virtualization.

2. Server Resources

In addition to the virtualization technology, you need to know the type of resources suitable for your server. Therefore, here is a list of resources you should know when purchasing a VPS:

  • • RAM

RAM defines the amount of memory space available on your server. When you have a sufficient amount of resources, you can run multiple programs on the server. The higher the number of programs you run, the larger the file size you need. Although you can avoid both lapses, it's better to have extra resources than not having enough to run your server. Your website is the first point of contact for your potential customers. Research shows that online guests fail to revisit a web page that doesn't load in less than two seconds.

If your server runs only a web page, you need a minimum of 2GB monthly, while you need additional RAM for multiple servers. However, you can contact your service provider if you aren't sure of the appropriate RAM size for you. Moreover, if you are running PHP or Apache on your server, it helps you maximize your RAM wisely. Meanwhile, if your server performs extra tasks, you will need more RAM, usually around 8GB.

  • • Bandwidth

Another resource is the amount of bandwidth available. In many cases, reputable companies offer unlimited bandwidth. However, you should not be carried away by enticing offers. Usually, unlimited bandwidth only lasts for the stipulated time frame. After the time elapses, your service provider will incur data charges for every online visitors for your website.

Sometimes, service providers add your bandwidth cost to your monthly package or VPS plan.

  • • Disk space

Your server's disk space also influences its performance. When disk space is overfilled or insufficient, it causes server downtime. Thus, creating a bad online experience for the site visitors. However, if you are going to write many disks on your server, you should have the SSD drive. Meanwhile, you can manage the old RAID storage device, for a regular content upload. For better performance, you need the SSD drive. Again, the SSD drive guarantees your data safety against the old hard disk device. The hard disk is prone to get lost or damaged. When pricing your VPS server, bear in mind that the higher the cost, the higher the expected gigabyte. Thereby, reputable companies offer wide range of disk prices.

Also, the services your website offers determines the disk space you need. For instance, if you run a product website that would require many file downloads from your customers, you need a disk space large enough to accommodate the MBs.

3. Operating system

In general, there are two major types of operating systems available on the VPS server. Beforehand, we made mention the OS available, alongside virtualization technology. Furthermore, here is an explanatory note on these OS, namely Linux-based OS and Windows OS.

  • • Linux Operating System

This operating system is mostly found among server users. Linux is a community-based program that is relatively cheap than Windows OS. There are several operators available on Linux OS, including CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Rheel, RedHat, and many others. It gives the operator several options to run a system.

  • • Windows Operating System

Windows OS is designed to meet the requirements of the Windows system. As Microsoft launches the new system version, Windows OS releases new updates as well. With Windows OS, you can easily set up or mimic a physical machine environment. However, Windows OS doesn't work with all systems. In most cases, it works well with windows configured systems and selective applications.

Also, the operating system influences hosting plan choice, which depends on the type of application or software you are running. If you are hosting a web server, you can choose from any of the Linux operators listed above. However, if you have windows configured system or ASP.NET, you would need a windows server. For every choice you make, make sure the operating system is suitable for the server environment.

4. Managed and Unmanaged VPS Hosting Option

Here is another aspect of the VPS hosting world. You would realize the best VPS option for you, after understanding the two terms.

  • • Unmanaged VPS Hosting

Many people looking for low-cost VPS often go for this option. If you are a tech-savvy guy and can manage your server appropriately, you are good to go with this option. Nevertheless, you can reach out to us for further instructions.

  • • Managed VPS Hosting

When you subscribe to a VPS company, your service provider want to know if you want to manage the server yourself or otherwise. If you do not have enough time to monitor your server, or you lack in-depth technical knowledge, we recommend you choose the managed VPS hosting.

In managed VPS hosting, your service provider is in charge of monitoring, maintaining, and updating your server. In this case, you wouldn't have to worry about technical problems.

Can you still get a low-cost VPS? Yes. We have various packages with various prices that allow users to choose their pocket-friendly option.


Listed above are VPS hosting platform features, alongside the right resources for you. VPS features vary based on the attached price and services. Nevertheless, you can get a low-cost VPS that would meet your medium-sized business needs from a reputable company.

We have well-skilled technicals that would deliver your server in few minutes. By so doing, you can prepare and execute your business plan early enough. The market is competitive enough, and you can stand out by being the best.

Our goal is to have a datacenter in all continents for low-cost VPS Hosting. It will lower the latency depending on the location of the customer. However, United kingdom VPS will be available soon.

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